Three Peaks Challenge – the climb
Jul18

Three Peaks Challenge – the climb

The team got up at 5 for the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and started climbing Ben Nevis at 6. It was tough. The two boys and B led the way, with A struggling a bit more and my husband and D keeping him company at the back. They were at the top of the mountain just after 8 and finished it in 4 hours and 18 minutes. I’d imagined they would take some lovely photos of the scenery, but they didn’t have time. Just a...

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Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning
Jul17

Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning

For a long time, it has been my eldest’s dream to do the Three Peaks Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, Wales and England – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike – in under 24 hours. So that’s climbing three big mountains, and all of the strain that puts on your legs and body, plus a lot of travelling and sleep deprivation. It’s a really...

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Project 365 2017 Weeks 22 & 23
Jun10

Project 365 2017 Weeks 22 & 23

Half-term was all about two things – revising and training for the Three Peaks. With my son still working hard for his GCSEs, we didn’t have much time for days out, although we did make it to Wychwood Festival as ever. With the summer here at last, I’ve been enjoying taking some lovely pictures of my kids, their cousins and friends a lot more. It’s a shame I don’t share them on here. Here’s our...

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Project 365 2017 Week 20
May20

Project 365 2017 Week 20

A big week for us – my biggest boy started his GCSEs! It’s a weird feeling knowing I’m old enough to be a parent to a GCSE student, because I can remember mine quite well. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 134 – Sunday 14th May – my husband and eldest are going to do the Three Peaks (properly, in under 24 hours) in a couple of months, so it’s time to start training by walking up hills!...

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Ben Nevis adventure
Jun09

Ben Nevis adventure

Ever since he first climbed Snowdon three years ago, my eldest has been determined to climb more mountains. He’s climbed it six times, three times with just my husband and three times with his siblings. Once, I even went along (never again!). In recent months, mountains have become an obsession. He has plans to do the Three Peaks next year – properly, in 24 hours. He hopes to climb Everest one day, plus an awful lot of...

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